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Decoders and Sound for Locomotives

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Decoders and Sound for Locomotives
Posted by alloboard on Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:57 PM

Which DCC decoders with sound do I need for the following list of locomotives:

Bachmann Acela  HHP-8

Bachmann F40PH

MRC F7A

IHC GG1

Bachmann Acela

LifeLike Proto 1000 RDC

Athearn RTR AMD103 Genesis

 

 

 

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    July 2007
  • From: Bergen County, NJ
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Posted by elansp on Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:15 PM

I installed a Soundtraxx DSD-AT100LC  EMD 2nd generation sound and motor decoder into my Athearn RTR AMD-103 and changed horn to a 5 banger to more closely match the real thing.  I need to do a better job with the baffle but I think the board does the trick and fits without a proble.

 

I cannot comment on the other engines - I have an old Spectrum F40 that barely had enough room for a decoder.  I don't mess with milling so no sound for me.

 

Would be curious if there is a sound decoderf for the Acela - can't imagine an electric engine having a sound decoder - I would think you'd only hear "buzzing", air let off and coupling effect....

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